The Satyrica of Petronius: An Intermediate Reader with Commentary and Guided Review (Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture Series)

Winner of the Ladislaus J. Bolchazy Pedagogy e-book Award, Classical organization of the center West and South’s (CAMWS).

a comic book masterpiece of classical antiquity, the Satyrica (or Satyricon) of Petronius is a tantalizing paintings of fiction—part poetry, half prose, hilariously vulgar, exquisitely stylish, its unique shape and size as a lot an issue of hypothesis because the identification of its writer. Its brilliance and enduring impact are, notwithstanding, past dispute. The romantic misadventures, extraordinary feasts, and ribald foibles of Encolpius (“crotch” in Greek) and his cohorts were eternally translated, copied, censored, and celebrated during the a while. In The Satyrica of Petronius, Beth Severy-Hoven makes the masterpiece, with its flights of language and imaginative and prescient of Roman tradition round the time of Nero, obtainable to a brand new iteration of scholars of Latin.

Following a desirable advent of the textual content, its background, its language, and its constitution, Severy-Hoven deals professional assistance for interpreting sections of the unconventional within the unique Latin. Readers are given the instruments to contemplate and examine the narrative constitution of the paintings, a major and uninterrupted first-person account by way of an unreliable narrator. Severy-Hoven additionally explores the contexts within which the textual content was once written—addressing the social and cultural global the unconventional inhabits and contains. eventually, she is helping readers to ascertain Petronius’ use of Latin, focusing such a lot particularly at the mixture of chic prose and verse and raunchy colloquial speech, a mix that provides colour to Petronius’ characters while he parodies various literary kinds and genres.

Intermediate readers of Latin will come across Roman existence, language, and literature during this paintings in methods instantly new and commonly used, and in kinds as pleasing as they're instructive.

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Coleridge and the Philosophy of Poetic Form (Cambridge Studies in Romanticism)

By Ewan James Jones

Ewan James Jones argues that Coleridge engaged most importantly with philosophy now not via systematic argument, yet in verse. Jones consists of this argument via a sequence of sustained shut readings, either one of canonical texts resembling Christabel and The Rime of the traditional Mariner, and likewise of much less general verse, resembling Limbo. Such paintings indicates that the fundamental parts of poetic expression - a poem's metre, rhythm, rhyme and different such formal positive factors - enabled Coleridge to imagine in an unique and exact demeanour, which his systematic philosophy impeded. Attentiveness to such formal beneficial properties, which has for your time been neglected in Coleridge scholarship, allows a rethinking of the connection among eighteenth-century verse and philosophy extra extensively, because it engages with concerns together with have an effect on, materiality and self-identity. Coleridge's poetic considering, Jones argues, either consolidates and radicalises the present literary severe rediscovery of shape.

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On Coming After: Studies in Post-Classical Greek Literature and its Reception (Trends in Classics)

This paintings gathers jointly the central essays of Richard Hunter, whose paintings has been basic within the glossy second look of Greek literature after Alexander and its reception at Rome and somewhere else. on the middle of Hunter´s paintings lies the excessive poetry of Ptolemaic Alexandria and the narrative literature of later antiquity (´;the historic novel´), yet comedy, mime, didactic poetry and historic literary feedback all fall in the scope of those stories. crucial recurrent topics are the makes use of and activity of the earlier, the modes of poetic allusion, the ethical objective of literature, and the highbrow context for historical poetry.

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Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays

By Northrop Frye

Striking out on the belief of feedback as constrained to mere opinion or ritual gesture, Northrop Frye wrote this magisterial paintings continuing at the assumption that feedback is a constitution of inspiration and data in its personal correct. In 4 marvelous essays on ancient, moral, archetypical, and rhetorical feedback, using examples of global literature from precedent days to the current, Frye reconceived literary feedback as a complete background instead of a linear development via time.

Literature, Frye wrote, is "the position the place our imaginations locate the right that they struggle to go directly to trust and motion, the place they locate the imaginative and prescient that's the resource of either the honor and the enjoyment of life." And the serious learn of literature presents a uncomplicated means "to produce, out of the society we need to stay in, a imaginative and prescient of the society we wish to reside in."

Harold Bloom contributes a desirable and hugely own preface that examines Frye's mode of feedback and concept (as against Frye's feedback itself) as being vital within the sleek literary world.

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Blurring the Boundaries: Explorations to the Fringes of Nonfiction

By B.J. Hollars

Contemporary discussions on nonfiction are frequently riddled with questions on the limits among fact and reminiscence, honesty and artifice, proof and lies.  simply how a lot fact is in nonfiction?  How a lot is a lie? Blurring the Boundaries units out to reply to such questions whereas concurrently exploring the bounds of the form.

This assortment gains twenty genre-bending essays from today’s most famed lecturers and writers—including unique paintings from Michael Martone, Marcia Aldrich, Dinty W. Moore, Lia Purpura, and Robin Hemley, between others. those essays test with constitution, variety, and material, and every is accompanied by means of the writer’s own mirrored image at the paintings itself, illuminating his or her struggles alongside the way in which. As those leading edge writers stretch the boundaries of style, they take us with them, delivering readers a front-row seat to an ever-evolving form.

Readers additionally obtain a pragmatic method of craft because of the original writing workouts supplied via the writers themselves. half groundbreaking nonfiction assortment, half writing reference, Blurring the Boundaries serves because the perfect publication for literary fanatics and practitioners of the craft. 

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Milton and the Post-Secular Present: Ethics, Politics, Terrorism (Cultural Memory in the Present)

By Feisal G. Mohamed

Our post-secular current, argues Feisal Mohamed, has a lot to profit from our pre-secular previous. via a attention of poet and polemicist John Milton, this e-book explores present post-secularity, an rising type that it seeks to elucidate and critique. It examines moral and political engagement grounded in trust, with specific connection with the concept of Alain Badiou, Jacques Derrida, Jürgen Habermas, and Gayatri C. Spivak. Taken to an severe, such engagement produces the cult of the suicide bomber. however the suicide bomber has additionally served as a handy bogey for these wishing to distract us from the violence in Western and Christian traditions and in the event you may brush aside too simply the lively iconoclasm that trust can produce. greater than the other poet, Milton indicators us to either anti-humane and liberationist points of trust and indicates us suitable dynamics of language through which such dedication unearths expression.

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Multidirectional Memory: Remembering the Holocaust in the Age of Decolonization (Cultural Memory in the Present)

By Michael Rothberg

Multidirectional Memory brings jointly Holocaust reports and postcolonial reviews for the 1st time. utilising a comparative and interdisciplinary technique, the publication makes a twofold argument approximately Holocaust reminiscence in an international age by means of situating it within the unforeseen context of decolonization. at the one hand, it demonstrates how the Holocaust has enabled the articulation of different histories of victimization while that it's been declared "unique" between human-perpetrated horrors. at the different, it uncovers the extra marvelous and infrequently said indisputable fact that public reminiscence of the Holocaust emerged partially because of postwar occasions that appear initially to have little to do with it. particularly, Multidirectional Memory highlights how ongoing procedures of decolonization and events for civil rights within the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, the us, and in different places unexpectedly galvanized reminiscence of the Holocaust.

Rothberg engages with either famous and non-canonical intellectuals, writers, and filmmakers, together with Hannah Arendt, goalé Césaire, Charlotte Delbo, W.E.B. Du Bois, Marguerite Duras, Michael Haneke, Jean Rouch, and William Gardner Smith.

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"Mind you, they'll say anything": Fay Weldon and the cultural history of feminism, 1967--2002

By Mara Elise Reisman

This dissertation is the historical past of the severe reception of the novels of British writer Fay Weldon. due to her consciousness to modern tradition, Weldon's fiction deals a beneficial lens by which to ascertain the social, old, political, and literary weather of england and the us from 1967-present. Combining Weldon's own heritage, fiction, and nonfiction with old, sociological, and literary files, I construct a cultural framework within which to appreciate Weldon's fiction and to teach how the bigger literary public---readers, reviewers, and publishers---received a feminist author. within the Sixties and Nineteen Seventies because the women's flow was once rising, feminists sought after equivalent rights and equivalent possibilities. Weldon's early novels have been heavily aligned with a feminist ideology that excited about women's voice and women's equality. Her cognizance to household lifestyles challenged the normally grand material of the unconventional and her research of women's discontent triggered critics and publishers to place Weldon as a feminist author and her texts as feminist fiction. whilst the definition of feminism shifted within the overdue Seventies and early Eighties and Weldon's books didn't depict a separatist feminist schedule, Weldon's allegiance to feminism was once wondered. Weldon's complicated portrayal of Ruth in lifestyles and Loves of a She-Devil emphasizes Weldon's refusal to take any ideology, together with feminism, too heavily. Ruth is a intentionally provocative portrayal of a girl who, at the one hand, rejects the suburban dream and turns into self-reliant, and at the different, undergoes broad cosmetic surgery with a view to glance precisely like her husband's mistress, the gorgeous and petite romance author Mary Fisher. through featuring ethical concerns yet by no means supplying a transparent ethical framework, Weldon denies her readers effortless solutions. whereas reviewers stumbled on this slipperiness to be difficult, within the Nineteen Nineties, students embraced Weldon's contradictory, inconsistent, consistently transferring philosophical positions, labeling Weldon a feminist postmodernist author and revaluing her fiction for a scholarly viewers. those shifts in severe reception demonstrate the main alterations feminism has gone through over the last 35 years in addition to the ways that Weldon's fiction either enacts and complicates a background of feminism.

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Borges: The Passion of an Endless Quotation (Suny Series in Latin American and Iberian Thought and Culture)

Borges cites innumerable authors within the pages making up his lifestyles s paintings, and innumerable authors have brought up and proceed to quote him. greater than a determine, then, the citation is an essential component of the cloth of his writing, a material made anew by means of each one examining and every re-citation it undergoes, within the unending throes of a work-in-progress. Block de Behar makes of this examining a plea for the very paintings of conversation; a tradition that takes group no longer within the totalized and totalizable soil of pre-established definitions or essences, yet at the ineluctable repetitions that represent language as such, and that warrantly the expansiveness via etymological coincidences of which means, via ancient contagions, via translinguistic sharings of specific reviews of a undeniable index of universality."

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The Cambridge Introduction to Modernist Poetry (Cambridge Introductions to Literature)

By Peter Howarth

Modernist poems are a few of the twentieth-century's significant cultural achievements, yet also they are labor to learn. This wide-ranging creation takes readers via modernism's most famed poems and a few of its forgotten highlights to teach why modernists inspiration hassle and disorientation crucial for poetry within the smooth international. In-depth chapters on Pound, Eliot, Yeats and the yank modernists define how formal experiments tackle the hot international of mass media, democracies, overall battle and altering spiritual trust. Chapters at the avant-gardes and later modernism research how their kinds shift as they fight to re-make the neighborhood of readers. Howarth explains in a transparent and relaxing means how you can procedure the types, politics and cultural thoughts of modernist poetry in English.

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